Assam BJP agitation against mega dams

GUWAHATI: The Assam unit of the BJP today announced that it would launch a massive state-wide agitation in December against construction of mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh.

"The projects will have adverse downstream impact in Assam and the state government is apparently supporting it. BJP is opposing the construction and organise the agitation throughout the state" BJP state president, Ranjit Dutta said.

Stating that the Congress is in power at the Centre, Assam and in Arunachal Pradesh, Dutta said if they wanted they could have stopped construction of the dams which were facing strong opposition from the local people.

On the border problems with other north eastern states, the BJP leader alleged that the state government had totally failed to solve the issue.

"The government has failed to solve the border as well as infiltration problems and BJP is going to highlight the issues in next year's assembly election", he said.